Connor founded the BASIS Scottsdale LD program in Arizona, and having only done national circuit debate for two years, he qualified to the TOC his senior year, winning a Finals Bid (SWSDIT) and finishing third at Alta. Connor also coached the middle and high school debate programs at his alma matar, where his students won several tournaments, including the Arizona State Invitational. Though focusing in LD, he also earned a bid to the TOC in Oratory. 

Currently, Connor attends the University of Michigan, where he studies math. 

Areas of expertise: performance debate (especially Irony), writing all analytic frameworks, substantively answering skepticism, lay debate, transitioning to circuit debate.

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